February is the month of love, with couples looking for a unique way to mark the holiday. Monterey County is the perfect place to getaway for the holiday weekend. Spend unforgettable moments together in a magical place, where romance abounds.

Romantic Places to Stay in Monterey

Splurge on a stay at the luxury, European-style boutique property, L’Auberge Carmel, which offers a Romantic Getaway package complete with a two-night stay, in-room champagne and couples’ massage, along with dinner/wine pairings and breakfast in onsite Aubergine, the central coast’s only Michelin starred restaurant.

Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

In Marina, the ultra-romantic Sanctuary Beach Resort is offering a Love, Stay & Namaste package including overnight accommodations, a private beach yoga session, chilled sparking wine and breakfast delivered to your room.

Sanctuary Westchester

Something Different for Your Valentine

Adrenaline-fueled couples will love a Skydive Monterey Bay package, which can be customized for any situation, from day date to marriage proposal to honeymoon excursion. Nothing says love like embarking on the world’s highest tandem skydive, 18,000 feet over Monterey Bay.

Marina Skydive

Solo On Valentine's Day?

Bring your four-legged friend to one of the nation’s most dog-friendly destinations (tip: February 20th is Love Your Pet Day!). Lots of properties welcome furry friends, but Cypress Inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea rises to the top: every room onsite is pet-friendly, with no size or breed restrictions; there are special blankets/bedding available for dogs, and even a pet-friendly room service menu; and they have a daily “Yappy Hour” that includes free treats for furry friends. Carmel Valley Ranch is another good option for spoiled pets, boasting a Pooch Room Service menu including choices like beef bone marrow and Sonoma County chicken with organic brown rice and veggies – not to mention ample hiking on the massive grounds.

Dog friendly Carmel

Spend some much needed YOU time at Tradewinds Carmel. A serene sanctuary nestled among tree-lined streets, this beachfront hotel radiates calm and comfort. With a tranquil private courtyard and a meditation garden with a cascading fountain, bamboo trees, lush flowering ginger, and a cozy fire pit you'll never want to leave. Single occupancy stays at all Lark Hotels properties will receive a 25% discount during Valentine’s Day weekend (Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th, 2021).

Virtual Events in Monterey

For those who want the Monterey County experience without leaving the comforts of home, Carmel Food Tours’ new private virtual events are the perfect option. Options range from Mixology and Easy Dinner Hacks to Naughty Baking & Cookie Decorating. Classes are 1.5 to 2 hours long and make great gifts or date ideas.